VEG FORT UPDATE:
So I harvested the first radishes. And well…
Not the best crop. Even though I’d spaced them out at their maximum distance I think next time around I’ll then them out a bit more, maybe trim some of the leaves so they put more energy into the actual radish. Nobody said taking down big salad would be easy.
The rest of the fort is coming along nicely. The winter spinach and what I think is the pak choi have started appearing. The Sicily radishes will get thinned out next week.
The chives have started popping up. They took their time and for a little while I thought I’d have to court martial them for cowardice.
The carrots and the summer spinach are doing well. Grabbed a harvest of that large one.
Which 45 minutes later found its way into a sausage sandwich. It’s an amazing feeling to cultivate life, feed it, nurture it and then when the time is right, consume it taking its power for your own! Makes you feel like a god… or an immortal in the Highlander films. Anyway–
Im rather proud of my runner beans at the moment. They were getting too big for the fame on the pallet so I tied two bamboo poles to the side and ran twine inbetween and they’ve taken to it like Brian Blessed taking Everest.
My Pepper babies are fit and healthy and have produced a nice little crop of peppers.
Will likely harvest the larger peppers next week.
The twins are doing a lot better. It was touch and go for a while as they had to be quarantined.
Don’t know exactly what they were but about a dozen were wiggling out of the soil like a horror film. Got rid of them and thankfully no more have appeared.
Have also been keeping and drying banana skins and egg shells. Then blitzing them in a food processor. I can throw this on to the veg and give the soil a boost of potassium and calcium.
Next week the beds are getting built and the mesh is going up on the walls.
Would have done it all this week but Virgin are tearing up my street laying fibre optic cables… probably sent by the salad industrial complex to spy on the Veg Fort.